First Blizzard Of The Season
Relish the first blizzard of the season
Watch for swirls of yellow and brown ;
Autumn early seems the reason
All the lawns are covered in town.
It is a time when :
Damp mist steams up from the river,
Foot steps leave their prints in the dew.
Morning sun gets red and redder,
Vast flocks fly all birds but a few.
Thin herringbone clouds stripe the sky,
Heading south geese V in a flock,
Crows land and depart with a cry.
Farmers watch weather like a clock.
Goldenrods garnish the meadows
Stately corn tans tall on the stalk,
In gardens wilt the tomatoes,
Deep breaths smoke great puffs as we walk.
Pumpkins rough petal's fashion,
Straight up,smoke stretches chimneys tall.
Witch and goblin excite child passion.
Snowing down - leaves announce - Fall !
Ronald C . Downie
If you watched the sky you may have already seen this season's First Blizzard .